Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 44

General Surgery

Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Grass Valley, CA. He is affiliated with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD

Dr. Stephen K Waterbrook MD

150 Catherine Ln Ste J Grass Valley, CA 95945
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Dr. Waterbrook's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lipomas
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterbrook treats Lipomas more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Waterbrook treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterbrook performs Soft Tissue Tumor Removal more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Waterbrook performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Ventral Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waterbrook treats Ventral Hernia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Waterbrook treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Waterbrook's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reduction
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Waterbrook accepts the following insurance:

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Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
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Dr. Waterbrook's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Waterbrook

4.4

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
80.64516129032258%
(25)
4 Stars
6.451612903225806%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
12.903225806451612%
(4)
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I was the lucky one!
After three months of stomach pain & nausea and every diagnostic under the sun, I found Dr. Waterbrook. We had recently discovered my gallbladder had to be removed and there are only two surgeons in Nevada County. They had a cancelation and called me ASAP. Less than a week later, the annoying organ was gone. Miracles do happen. I cannot say enough about the empathetic and caring treatment I received from the Dr., Kristi, his Nurse and Tammy, the office manager. A great team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janie Petrosine – Apr 13, 2022
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Abdominal surgery
Dr. Waterbrook is an excellent surgeon with a warm, attentive bedside manner. He performed a complicated surgery on me when I was very ill. A year later I have been returned to health. I think he cares a great deal about his patients. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy Chesnut Finlay RN – Mar 29, 2022
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5 STARS for Dr. Waterbrook, his office personnel and Grass Valley Surgical Center. From beginning to end I was treated with grace and respect by all the nurses and doctors. Two weeks after hernia surgery I'm back to normal and better than ever. I am so glad that I chose Dr. Waterbrook and would certainly use him again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandy Walker – Nov 22, 2019
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Dr. W was my surgeon. He was easy to get along with right from the start. He explained the procedure very carefully. I trusted him. I did not see him before I got released and was not given anything for pain. I tried to contact him. Finally another doctor wrote a script for me. A few days later I woke up in extreme pain. I called Dr. W several times for help. He did not respond so I called 911. An ambulance responded. He is an excellent Dr. but needs work on patient communication post surgery
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janis Waldman in GrassVqlley – Jun 11, 2018
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Dr. Waterbrook was recommended to me for my breast cancer surgery. I am so thankful for him. He and his staff are kind, and the surgery went very well. Everyone at the hospital speaks highly of Dr. Waterbrook. I can see why!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 11, 2018
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I was very impressed with Dr. Waterbrook and his staff. They have been friendly, helpful, kind and concerned. My upcoming FINAL surgery is not until the 27th of this month. I am confident that the Dr. will continue to work his magic. Thank you Tammy, Sarah and Dr. W.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Janet Curtis in Grass Valley, CA – Nov 09, 2017
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The reason I did not give a 5 star is because my 92yr old mother opted out having colon surgery, so I could not honestly rate his surgical skills. But the office accommodated a family of 4 along with "mom" allowing us all to hear options, express questions and come to a conclusion that he also supported us in. We all appreciated his clear honest explanation along with his gentile compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Grass Valley, CA – Apr 07, 2017
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His 'halo' is slipping---badly. I went to see him on January 4th with great expectations and I left feeling deflated and in shock. He was overly blunt which did nothing for my confidence in him, the procedure, or myself. His assistant was almost rude. She didn't want to explain anything in lay person's terms. They said they would refer me to a cardiologist in in Auburn for clearance. It's now the 20th of January and not a single call from their office since!!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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James V in Nevada City, CA – Jan 21, 2017
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I had have a great experience through out the time i was going through my problem Dr. Waterbrook knows what he is doing . He and his staff in the office are very friendly and you get call in very quickly. He can get the job done very quickly. There are not much waiting time besides prepping for the surgery;. But after the surgery, I feel great All thanks to DR. WAterbrook. He listens to your concerns and answers any questions you have. HE is a great doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jenny in Auburn, CA – Nov 17, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Approaching each patient with the whole person in mind is always best regardless of the condition. Each patient deserves focused attention every time they...Read more

Biography

My training at Loma Linda University, residency in general surgery, and practice in Dayton Ohio for five years have been a great base for practicing in...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Wound & Burn Care

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Akron General Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Waterbrook frequently treats Lipomas, Soft Tissue Tumor Removal, and Ventral Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Waterbrook treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Waterbrook, MD's office located?

Dr. Waterbrook's office is located at 150 Catherine Ln Ste J, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Dr. Stephen K Waterbrook MD

Stephen K Waterbrook MD Inc.150 Catherine Ln Ste J Grass Valley, CA 95945
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Practice

Sierra Nevada Wound Healing & Hyperbaric300 Sierra College Dr Ste 270 Grass Valley, CA 95945
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Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

Grass Valley, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received